What makes Guatemala’s Antigua coffee so special?

With more than enough rain and sunlight to nourish the plants, Guatemala’s Antigua region produces some of the highest quality coffee in the world. Most coffee farmers from the volcanic region of Antigua use the wet processing method, mostly due to the rainy climate of Guatemala.

What is Guatemala Antigua?

Where is Antigua coffee grown?

The Antigua coffee region is located near the Southern coast of Guatemala. Beans are grown in a valley surrounded by three volcanic mountains. The area is between 4,600 and 5,600 feet above sea level and has steady 66-71°F temperatures, a reliable weather pattern, heavy rainfall, and a constant high level of humidity.

What is the most popular type of coffee in Guatemala?

Most people would agree that Antigua is the most popular type of coffee from Guatemala. The soil in the Antigua region is rich in nutrients, from minerals deposited by Agua and Acatenango volcanoes in past eruptions. The active Fuego volcano leaves new mineral deposits to this day, keeping the soil fertile.

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